The 12-4 Seattle Seahawks come into this game winners of their last four games and six of their last seven. The Seahawks have had a weird season. In the first half of the season the Seahawks had an epically horrendous defense, offset by a superb offense. The Seahawks scored 31 or more points in seven of their first eight games, while giving up 25 or more points in seven of those same eight games. In the last eight games of the season the Seahawks completely flipped that script. Over the last half of the season the Seahawks scored more than 23 points in only three of eight games. However, the defense suddenly clicked, never giving up more than 23 points in any game in the last half of the season. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a wild turnaround on both sides of the ball in one season. It’s hard to know what to expect from this Seahawks team going forward, though it’s probably safe to say they will be tough to beat.
The 10-6 Los Angeles Rams come into this game after sort of backing into the playoffs. After going 7-3 to start the season, the Rams lost three of their last six games, including an ugly loss to the Jets and a loss to the Seahawks in which they managed a season low nine points on offense. The Rams are hurting with starting quarterback Jared Goff injured. He may not be able to go today, and if not he will be replaced in the lineup by John Wolford, who has one NFL start to his name. This is not how you want to go into a playoff game. If there is anything giving the Rams hope today on the road against a very good Seahawks team, it may be the two teams’ history. The Rams have given the Seahawks fits over the years, and have won five of the last seven and eight of the last 12 meetings between the teams.
It’s the Seahawks and the Rams in the second game of an NFL playoffs tripleheader. Enjoy the game everybody.